Monday, November 27, 2006

Romans 4:20-21

Romans 4:20-21 - Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. (NLT)

I want to be like Abraham. I want to have complete trust in the fact that God's promises hold true. I do believe in God's faithfulness, but I know that when I look at my life, I don't always act as if they are true. Stepping out is one thing. Stepping out where my only safety net is God's word... well, that's where I want to be. But so often I have doubts about what God is telling me to do. I am fully convinced that God loves me, cares for me, is on my side, all those things... but when it comes to being fully convinced that the direction he wants for my life is one thing or another... that's harder. Lord - help me in this!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

1 John 4:16

1 John 4:16 - And so we know and rely on the love God has for us... (NIV)

I haven't put anything on here for about three weeks. I got sick soon after my last post, and I've come back to work this week to find myself extraordinarily busy in all kinds of ways.

The frustration of being sick is horrible. I know that God heals. I really do. But I also know that I often have a hard time seeing myself get healing. God is good though, and I know for absolute certain that he loves me. The fact that he does means that I can actually be much more effective in prayer too. When I pray for someone, I know that God loves them, and me as well, and that means that I confidently ask for them to receive the healing, or release from a situation, or whatever it is that I'm praying for them about. For some reason though, when I'm in a situation myself, I just don't have the same kind of confidence.

I really do rely on the love that God has for me. Without it, things would be very different. Because I know that God loves me, I have a lot more confidence about all kinds of things. It doesn't necessarily make me brave enough to step out and take some of the risks that I would like to, but it does mean that when things hit the fan, I can always fall back on the fact that I am his.